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Two-thirds of Israelis don't expect peace accord with Palestine, says report

An Israeli man prays in front of the coffin of former president Shimon Peres outside Israel's Parliament on September 29. Photograph: (AFP)

AFP Jerusalem, Israel Oct 02, 2016, 12.27 PM (IST)

Ahead of the Sunday night celebrations for Jewish New Year festival, Rosh Hashanah, an opinion poll published today revealed that about two-thirds of Israelis believe there will never be a peace agreement with Palestinians. 

 

The survey conducted by the Project HaMidgam institute for the Walla news website underlines that 64 per cent of the 646 Israeli and Arab-Israeli respondents questioned said a peace accord would never be reached, multiple reports highlighted today. 

 

Meanwhile, 24 per cent believed an accord was possible but that it would take longer than five years to achieve, while four percent thought it could be attained within five years. The remaining eight per cent were undecided, international news agency AFP said. 

 

Walla, however, did not publish the poll's margin of error, Germany's international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, observed. 

 

The peace process between Israel and the Palestinians has been comatose since the collapse of a US-led initiative in April 2014, according to AFP. 
 

(WION with inputs from AFP) 

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